Multiply by .

Combine.

Apply the distributive property.

Cancel the common factor of .

Cancel the common factor.

Rewrite the expression.

Cancel the common factor of .

Factor out of .

Cancel the common factor.

Rewrite the expression.

Expand using the FOIL Method.

Apply the distributive property.

Apply the distributive property.

Apply the distributive property.

Simplify and combine like terms.

Simplify each term.

Multiply by .

Move to the left of .

Rewrite as .

Multiply by .

Multiply by .

Add and .

Add and .

Multiply by .

Subtract from .

Reorder terms.

Factor using the AC method.

Consider the form . Find a pair of integers whose product is and whose sum is . In this case, whose product is and whose sum is .

Write the factored form using these integers.

Factor out of .

Factor out of .

Factor out of .

Factor out of .

Multiply by .

Subtract from .

Cancel the common factor.

Rewrite the expression.

Simplify (1/(a+1)+1)/(3/(a-1)+1)